Portopiccolo SPA by Bakel

Portopiccolo is an eco-sustainable village built in the heart of the Gulf of Trieste. It began with an environmental and urban redevelopment intervention that led to the complete recovery of an abandoned quarry in the seventies.

Because it is set in the Duino cliffs nature reserve, the construction of the village took place with the aim of reducing pollution and minimizing the negative impact on the environment.

The village of Portopiccolo

Portopiccolo is characterized by the stone streets that climb up to reach the houses, some built according to the traditional local architecture, others more modern with large terraces that enjoy some panoramic views of the sea.

In addition to the 454 elegant residences, the village includes a 116-berth marina, a beach club, boutiques, 10 bars and restaurants and a 5-star hotel.

Jewel of Portopiccolo is its SPA which offers completely customized wellness programs.

“I dreamed of a unique place in line with my philosophy and brand image, an exclusive oasi of well-being. I wanted to put my expertise in direct service of customers creating specific BAKEL SPA protocols and rituals, practiced by a highly qualified therapists and estheticians team. This place, I found it in the heart of Portopiccolo. For Portopiccolo we have selected Florence table by Lemi, ideal for beauty treatments.”
Raffaella Gregoris
SPA Director


The spa was designed by Studio Apostoli and has Raffaella Gregoris of Bakel as its Spa Director. It is designed in a unique fan shape and  extends over three  floors, covering 3,000 square meters.

The three levels

On the ground floor there is the reception, a hairdressing salon, a swimming pool and an area dedicated to children.

Going up to the first floor, there is a large indoor/outdoor swimming pool with a large relaxation area; then there are showers and Kneipp paths, various types of saunas, a large hammam and a cave for iodine inhalations, with its saline tank.

The top floor is certainly the most exclusive. Here you will find the SPA and the lounge area with its breathtaking view of the Gulf of Trieste. Here there are a variety of treatment rooms of along with the Private Suite SPA for couples treatments.

This couples suite features a futuristic sensory deprivation tank and a fully glazed sauna overlooking the bay.

The Portopiccolo by Bakel spa offers not only beauty treatments but also moments of rejuvenation for the mind and body. It is an environment that helps with psychophysical balance thanks to the design of the structure with its surrounding nature and key materials, such as the white stone of the Karst, but also the presence of the sea and the sky that enter through the panoramic window.